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Sonic 2 Movie Now Highest-Grossing Domestic Video Game Film Adaptation

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Sonic 2 Movie New Highest-Grossing Domestic Video Game Film Adaptation

Sega and Paramount Pictures announced new film sales data for Sonic the Hedgehog 2. The Sonic 2 movie ended up becoming the highest-grossing domestic video game adaptation at $162.74 million. As a reminder, the first Sonic movie made $148.97 million domestically, according to additional figures shared by Sega with this announcement. To compare, the Uncharted movie made $146.51 million in the U.S. according to The Numbers.

The update also included worldwide box office figures for Sonic the Hedgehog 2 so far, as well as a current international figure. According to Sega, the film made $168.9 million outside the U.S. While the Sonic 2 movie isn’t the highest-grossing video game movie worldwide, it is at $331.64 million at the moment. This does put it behind adaptations like Warcraft, Detective Pikachu, and Uncharted, which performed better internationally and have higher worldwide totals.

However, that figure does have a chance to change. All figures don’t account for Japan. The movie won’t appear there until August 19, 2022. This will push its international numbers and worldwide totals up.

In addition to the new domestic and worldwide totals, Director Jeff Fowler shared more insight into the Sonic 2 movie design progress. He shared concept art by Alex Konstad, Bayard Wu, and Nikolai Lockertsen. All major characters and some locations are showcased.

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is now in theaters, and it will debut in Japan on August 19, 2022.

Jenni Lada
Jenni is Editor-in-Chief at Siliconera and has been playing games since getting access to her parents' Intellivision as a toddler. She continues to play on every possible platform and loves all of the systems she owns. (These include a PS4, Switch, Xbox One, WonderSwan Color and even a Vectrex!) You may have also seen her work at GamerTell, Cheat Code Central, Michibiku and PlayStation LifeStyle.